EDA Interoperability Developers' Forum Archive 

Presentations from April 2007 
Sponsored by Sun Microsystems
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Santa Clara, California

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Welcome & Opening Remarks
Rich Goldman, Synopsys

Power of One
       Session devoted to Accellera's UPF (Unified Power Format) that serves the entire low power design flow

General Session
Open Analog Standards        
Technical Presentations on Open Constraints for Analog
        Panel Discussion: IPL Now!
    Five EDA companies recently announced an agreement to collaborate on the creation and distribution of an open-source Interoperable PCell Library (IPL) that supports the OpenAccess database from the Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2). What is an IPL? What are the benefits? Who should be using it? Learn how IPL and OpenAccess are breaking down interoperability barriers and accelerating innovation.
        Moderator: Michael Santarini, EDN
        Panelists: (no slides presented)
  • Dane Collins, CEO, AWR
  • Michael Ma, VP of Business Development, Ciranova
  • Anthony Nicoli, Director of Marketing, Mentor Graphics
  • James Lin, VP of Technology Infrastructure Group, National Semiconductor
  • Richard Morse, Director of Marketing, Silicon Canvas
  • George Janac, CEO, Silicon Navigator
  • Ed Lechner, Director, Analog & Mixed Signal Product Marketing, Synopsys

Panelists' Biographies
James Lin, VP of Technology Infrastructure Group, National Semiconductor
James Lin is Vice President of Technology Infrastructure Group, National Semiconductor Corporation. James has global responsibility of Research and Development of the Design Technology including design automation, design libraries and IP's, and design collateral such as process and package design kits. James has been working in the semiconductor industry for more than 24 years. His working experiences include circuit/logic design, product engineering and design automation. James received MSEE from The Pennsylvania State University, and has been awarded 9 US patents.

Ed Lechner, Director, Analog & Mixed Signal Product Marketing, Synopsys Inc.
Ed has over 20 years of experience in analog mixed-signal Semiconductor, EDA and IP field. He joined Synopsys in 2005. Previously he was Product Marketing Director for ARM's (Artisan) high-speed SerDes IP product line where he was a founding member of OpenKit Initiative for establishing PDK standards. Prior to that, he had several roles at Cadence including Product Marketing Director for custom IC EDA products and Corporate Applications Manager for analog mixed-signal products. He received his BSEE from the University of Evansville and MBA from Florida Tech.

Anthony Nicoli, Director of Marketing, Mentor Graphics
Anthony Nicoli leads the global marketing organization serving customers of the Calibre physical verification, parasitic extraction and DFM product lines. He joined Mentor Graphics in 1999, and has been instrumental in growing the revenue of the Calibre product line by nearly 10 fold, driving it to market leadership. His team sets the development agenda for Calibre's future versions, and is presently crafting interoperable solutions to the physical verification and DFM challenges of 45nm and 32nm technology.
Prior to joining Mentor Graphics, Mr. Nicoli spent 16 years in the defense industry. There, he led projects to develop advanced electronic warfare systems incorporating full-custom integrated circuits manufactured using the fabless business model.
He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering. He also holds an MBA from Northeastern University.

Richard Morse, Director of Marketing, Silicon Canvas
Rich Morse has more than 30 years experience in the semiconductor industry in a career that includes photomasks, semiconductors and more recently, DFM and design. He spent over 14 years directing the tapeout operations at Cirrus Logic as it grew from start-up to over $1 billion. He has worked at four start-ups and founded D2W (Design to Wafer services), the industry's first dedicated DFM services company in 1999. He is a lecturer, author, and session chair at SPIE conferences on Mask Data Prep and DFM. He is currently Director of Marketing for Silicon Canvas.

Dane Collins, CEO, AWR
Dane Collins has many years of industry experience, having managed both development and operations groups at EEsof, Inc., Cadence Design Systems, and High Level Design Systems (HLD). He earned his BSEE in 1983 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and began his career as a microwave circuit designer at General Dynamics.
In 1987 he joined EEsof, Inc. as an applications engineer, and then moved to Cadence Design Systems, where he was one of the founding members of the Cadence Analog Division, which was created to address the analog IC market. As the director of the design environment group, Dane led the development team that created Analog Artist, the first mixed analog-digital design environment, which achieved tremendous commercial success. He then left Cadence to help found HLD, starting in product development before moving into operations. In 1998 Dane joined AWR, starting first as vice president of engineering before becoming executive vice president.

George Janac, CEO, Silicon Navigator
George has extensive experience in business and technical roles and as an entrepreneur in the EDA industry. He founded High Level Design Systems, Giga Scale IC, and InTime Software before Silicon Navigator, and he served as CTO of Deep Submicron Business Unit at Cadence Design Systems. George's chip design and EDA expertise dates back to SDA Systems, and Bell Laboratories in the early 1980's. He has been a director and investor in numerous EDA and chip companies.

Michael Ma, VP of Business Development, Ciranova
Michael joined Ciranova in the summer of 2006. Michael has 15+ years of experience in the EDA, IP and IC industries. Most recently, Michael spent three years as the Vice President of Foundry and IP Relationships of Magma Design Automation focusing on the supply chain solution for Magma's design community. Prior to that, he was the Senior Director of Business Development at Artisan Components for six years responsible for driving worldwide end user adoption of Artisan's physical library products. Michael holds a B.S. Electrical Engineering and a M.S. Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California as well as an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco.

    Closing Remarks
    Rich Goldman, Synopsys